Comparison of Kaspersky Security Center: Windows-based vs. Linux-based

April 17, 2023

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Kaspersky provides Kaspersky Security Center as an on-premises solution for two platforms—Windows and Linux. In the Windows-based solution, you install Administration Server on a Windows device, and the Linux-based solution has the Administration Server version that is designed to be installed on a Linux device. This Online Help contains information about Kaspersky Security Center Windows. For detailed information about the Linux-based solution, refer to the Kaspersky Security Center Linux Online Help.

The table below lets you compare the main features of Kaspersky Security Center as a Windows-based solution and as a Linux-based solution.

Feature comparison of Kaspersky Security Center working as a Windows-based solution and Linux-based solution

 

Feature or property

Kaspersky Security Center 13.2

 

Windows-based solution

Linux-based solution

Administration Server location

On-premises

On-premises

Database management system (DBMS) location

On-premises

On-premises

(MariaDB only)

Operating system to install Administration Server on

Windows

Linux

Administration console type

On-premises and web-based

Web-based

Operating system to install the web-based administration console on

Windows or Linux

Windows or Linux

Hierarchy of Administration Servers

Yes.

Yes.

Administration group hierarchy

Yes.

Yes.

Network polling

Yes.

Yes.

(by IP ranges only)

Maximum number of managed devices

100,000

20,000

Protection of Windows, macOS, and Linux-managed devices

Yes.

No.

(protection of Linux devices only)

Protection of mobile devices

Yes.

No.

Protection of virtual machines

Yes.

Yes.

Protection of public cloud infrastructure

Yes.

No.

Device-centric security management

Yes.

Yes.

User-centric security management

Yes.

Yes.

Application policies

Yes.

Yes.

Tasks for Kaspersky applications

Yes.

Yes.

Kaspersky Security Network

Yes.

No.

KSN Proxy

Yes.

No.

Kaspersky Private Security Network

Yes.

No.

Centralized deployment of license keys for Kaspersky applications

Yes.

Yes.

Support for virtual Administration Servers

Yes.

Yes.

Installing third-party software updates and fixing third-party software vulnerabilities

Yes.

No.

(by using a remote installation task only)

Notifications about events that occurred on managed devices

Yes.

Yes.

Creating and managing user accounts

Yes.

Yes.

Monitoring the policies and tasks status

Yes.

Yes.

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